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Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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Experts Worry King County Headed for COVID Case Spike

Here’s what you need to know about March 23 to 29.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Mental Health in Crisis During Online Instruction

(Or, the kids are not alright) – Part 3

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Medical Reserve Corps Docs Kick off a Series of Talks

The talks will explore current events through the eyes of islanders making a difference.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Business Briefs

Farmers Market returns Saturday, Wild Mermaid relaunches, Vashon Adventures moves, and more.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo

King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Public Health To Dictate Actions Taken by VISD in COVID Cases

Changes prompted by response to new cases in students

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Phase Finder for vaccine eligibility to be eliminated March 31

Eligibility verification via Phase Finder no longer required for appointments, vaccinations beginning this week.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Two Yachts Sink in Marina After Fiery Explosion

No injuries reported in blaze; three other boats damaged.

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More COVID Cases at School District — This Time, In Students

Superintendent Opts Out of Medical Reserve Corps Advice

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Tranquil Waterfront Once Scene of Wartime Effort

World War I increased the demand for cargo ships to transport food and materials to Europe.

  • Mar 27, 2021
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Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Inslee: K-12 schools can reduce COVID social distancing

The governor reduced social distancing requirements for K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

  • Mar 26, 2021
Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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More people can get the COVID vaccine on March 31, but supply is still limited

The number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is set to increase in King County, but the number of available doses has yet… Continue reading

Sound Publishing file photo
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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about March 16 to March 22.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Success Is Sweet at the Sugar Shack

It’s hard to imagine anyone on Vashon who hasn’t been tempted by the sweet delights inside.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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The Kids Are Not Alright, Part 2: Student Support Services

Despite numerous resources, many students learning remotely do not feel provided for.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Preschool Sets Kids on Path To Become Thriving Students

The program is sustained by the will, vision, fundraising and advocacy of Vashon’s Latino families.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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